The article deals with the reflection in the literature of the process of mythologizing the image of Odessa. The author understands the myth as a symbolic designation of objects, historical events, objects of the external world, belonging to the space of psychic reality. The purpose of the mythologizing as the process is the expression of a generalized idea of something or someone, as well as giving to events, persons, objects with a universal sense . The subject of the article is the novel of modern writers S. Anufriev and Pepperstein
“Mythogenic love of castes”. Both writers are the organizers of the Medical Hermeneutics group and refer themselves to younger conceptualists. Such postmodern writers pay special attention to various senses that are traditionally attached to phrases, attitudes, concepts. In the novel by Anufriev and Pepperstein, the reader includes to the space of a fabulous, psychic (virtual) and historical reality. The novel refers to the events of the Second World War, it’s hero takes part in key battles with the Nazis. However, fabulous heroes help him to defeat. And the reader sees these events as they are perceived by a participant in the war of the early 1940s and at the same time – by a modern person living at the end of the twentieth century. The
image of Odessa is created in the twenty-first chapter of the novel. It names the real historical persons (Badayev, Yasha Gordienko). These heroes take part in fictional events along with fictional characters. The article considers such signatures of Odessa: Deribasovskaya street, Opera House, Archaeological Museum, the sea, sea port. The article contains words that relate to the “Odessa” language and their meanings. Special attention is paid to Odessa songs (folklore and author’s). At the same time, attention is drawn to the lack of historical accuracy in a number of images and details. Odessa in the novel by Anufriev and Pepperstein is both a real city and a city that has turned into a myth.
Anufriyev S., Peppershteyn P., Mifogennaya lyubov’ kast, Moskva 1999.
Babich A., Kak organizovyvalos’ odesskoye podpol’ye, „Deribasovskaya – Rishel’yevskaya. Al’manakh” 2013, № 3(54). s. 53-66.
Bulgakova A. A., Topika v literaturnom protsesse, Grodno 2008.
Kriklivets Ye. V., Khudozhestvennyy mir V. Astaf’yeva i V. Koz’ko: prostranstvennovremennaya organizatsiya, Vitebsk 2014.
Literaturnaya entsiklopediya terminov i ponyatiy, pod red. A. N. Nikolyukina, Moskva 2003.
Lotman Yu. M., V shkole poeticheskogo slova: Pushkin. Lermontov. Gogol’: Kniga dlya uchitelya, Moskva 1988.
Markova D. A., Istoriya kak skazka: osvoyeniye voyennogo mifa v romane «Mifogennaya lyubov’ kast», „Znaniye. Ponimaniye. Umeniye” 2005, № 2, s. 164-176.
Mednis N. Ye., Poetika i semiotika russkoy literatury, Moskva 2011.
Prokof’yeva V. Yu., Kategoriya prostranstvo v khudozhestvennom prelomlenii: lokusy i toposy, „Vestnik Orenburgskogo gos. un-ta” 2005, № 11, s. 87-94.
Smirnov V., Kroshka Tsakhes Babel’, Odessa 2009.
Smiirnov V., Taki da bol’shoy polutolkovyy slovar’ odesskogo yazyka v chetyrekh tomakh, Odessa 2005.
Utwór dostępny jest na licencji Creative Commons Uznanie autorstwa – Na tych samych warunkach 4.0 Miedzynarodowe.